Bran and Flax Seed Muffins

Bran and Flax Seed Muffins

(18 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/2 cups oat bran
  • 1 cup natural bran
  • 1 cup flax seed - ground
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 whole oranges - washed and quartered
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 cups raisins
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine oat bran, flour, flax seed, bran, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a blender, combine oranges, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil, and eggs. Blend well.

Pour the orange mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix until well blended. Stir in raisins.

Fill well-greased muffin tins about 6/8 full.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.

Bran and Flaxseed Muffins

How can something this healthy taste so darn good?! The bran and flax are playfully offset by a surprising sweet citrus flavor from whole oranges.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Checkers for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Bran and Flax Seed Muffins?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 9 votes.

From Kay O.
Rating (out of 5):  

For best results, zest one of the oranges and add it to the dry ingredients. Then, peel the oranges and add those to the blender. Otherwise, the orange flavor can be too bitter because of so much peel.

Comment submitted: 6/9/2013 (#16017)

From voddy2
Rating (out of 5):  

This is a good discovery. I took one of the comment suggestions and used peeled whole orange, but scraped off about a teaspoon of orange zest in the bowl. The zest added a lot of flavor.

Comment submitted: 6/14/2011 (#12797)

From NiceCart

Still not sure? Do we include the orange peel in this recipe?

Comment submitted: 4/23/2011 (#12489)

From guy smiley
Rating (out of 5):  

Great. Tastes healthy of coarse, but very nice for that type of muffins. People's comments hee are very helpful.

Comment submitted: 1/3/2011 (#11840)

From thewhitecat
Rating (out of 5):  

When we moved, I lost this recipe and want to thank you for posting it! They are delicious and, yes, use the whole orange!

Comment submitted: 12/26/2010 (#11783)

From tucats

This recipe has 27 net carbs. Look for it on which gives you a breakdown. Brown sugar can be substituted with an artificial sweetener.

Comment submitted: 1/31/2008 (#4526)

From Don And Tammy
Rating (out of 5):  

I made this about two months ago and my husband is on me to make it again. Very flavorful. For Lindsay - we peel the oranges, but I bet a little grated orange peel in the mix would make a good thing even better.

Comment submitted: 8/31/2007 (#3476)

From lindsey

The whole orange including the peel?

Comment submitted: 8/28/2007 (#3464)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Binkletter (Team Breakfast Member)

Can anyone tell me what the carbohydrates are for this recipe. I would like to make it and my husband is diabetic. I don't want to rate it until I make it. It sounds wonderful.

Comment submitted: 4/26/2007 (#2262)

From Grandma of four
Rating (out of 5):  

I love this recipe although I substituted the flour for 3/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup wheat germ, the whole oranges for mandarin oranges,the brown sugar for Splenda brown sugar, the canola oil for unsweetened applesauce, the eggs for Eggbeaters and the raisins for blueberries. I am diabetic so the substitutions are better for me.

Comment submitted: 3/29/2007 (#2002)

From Kat
Rating (out of 5):  

I made these today and subbed dried cranberries for the raisins. With the orange flavor - WOW. Amazingly good.

Comment submitted: 3/11/2007 (#1791)

From Barb
Rating (out of 5):  

I used 1 large can mandarin(sp?) oranges, with about 1/2 the liquid drained out instead. Fresh oranges likely would have given more of an orange flavor. Good if you like muffins with a lot of texture. I LOVE this stuff byt I can't get my grown kids to eat this - the call it "Hamster Bread".

Comment submitted: 2/4/2007 (#1424)

From Arlene P.
Rating (out of 5):  

Thanks for this wonderful recipe. It was so easy and the muffins are really great! They are a very healthy way to start the day or end the day with, and of course they are so good that I am wondering who to give them to as a healthy gift (I will enclose your web site and recipe). So many people can benefit from these delicious easy to make muffins that this recipe should be in every doctor’s office in the world!!! Keep up the great work and thank you again.

Comment submitted: 8/18/2006 (#136)

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